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Al Qaeda in Syria
Posted By admin On December 11, 2012 @ 9:39 am In World News | Comments Disabled
NY Times 
Dec 11, 2012
The presence of rebel fighters in Syria that were trained and supported by Al Qaeda poses a serious problem for the United States and Western allies. The Nusra Front, an offshoot of Al Qaeda in Iraq,has become one of the most effective forces  fighting against President Bashar al-Assad.
The fear is that the group could hijack the revolution and emerge as the dominant force in Syria after Mr. Assad is ousted from power. Obama administration officials have been increasingly frank about this threat, along with the possibility that sectarian conflicts among the country’s Sunni, Alawite, Christian and other groups may well rage on after Assad.
There are no easy answers, and no one believes that Washington, or any external power, can dictate the outcome. But President Obama still needs to provide a clearer picture of how he plans to use American influence in dealing with the jihadi threat and the endgame in Syria.
Mr. Obama has blacklisted the Nusra Front as a terrorist organization , which would make it illegal for Americans to have financial dealings with it. It makes sense to isolate the group and try to dry up its resources, but the designation  by itself isn’t sufficient.
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URLs in this post:
 NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/al-qaeda-in-syria.html?hp&_r=0
 has become one of the most effective forces: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/world/middleeast/syrian-rebels-tied-to-al-qaeda-play-key-role-in-war.html
 blacklisted the Nusra Front as a terrorist organization: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/world/middleeast/us-designates-syrian-al-nusra-front-as-terrorist-group.html
 the designation: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2012-29870.pdf
 State Department Blames Assad for al-Qaeda in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-department-blames-assad-for-al-qaeda-in-syria.html
 Assad: Syria Is A Sovereign Country Fighting al-Qaeda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-syria-is-a-sovereign-country-fighting-al-qaeda.html
 Assad says West will pay for backing al Qaeda in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-says-west-will-pay-for-backing-al-qaeda-in-syria.html
 Ex-Terrorist: Al-Qaeda In Syria Being Led by CIA: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ex-terrorist-al-qaeda-in-syria-being-led-by-cia.html
 Obama To Arm Al-Qaeda Terrorists In Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-to-arm-al-qaeda-terrorists-in-syria.html
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